Recipes to Heal a Leaky Gut

Sarah Kay Hoffman, author of the new book, The Leaky Gut Meal Plan: 4 Weeks to Detox and Improve Digestive Health, shares two gut-healing (and delicious!) recipes.

A picture of the Buddha Bowl from Sarah Kay Hoffman's new cookbook.

If you are holding this book, it’s likely you (or someone you love) are struggling with a variety of digestive and other issues and can’t seem to make any progress in healing. I’m here to tell you from personal experience that there is hope!

My name is Sarah Kay Hoffman, but to those in the gut-healing community, I am A Gutsy Girl. That’s the name of the online community I founded in 2012 to help women worldwide connect and support one another in our healing journeys. I believe in the power that gut healing has on overall health and on our entire lives, and I am an avid and passionate gut health researcher and journalist.

At one point or another in my life, I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, a low-functioning thyroid, “adrenal fatigue,” and more. In 2009, I did a food intolerance test, and the results showed that I was intolerant to 22 different foods, including egg white, dairy milk, shrimp, lentils, and celery. There wasn’t any pattern, so I just worked very hard to avoid all of them.

I proceeded to go through blood testing, stool-sample testing, colonoscopies, and endoscopies. I tried medications, herbal remedies, supplements, and dietary changes. I went to countless doctors and followed different protocols.

Years later, I discovered that I had leaky gut syndrome. So I wasn’t necessarily intolerant to all of those foods; rather, my gut had become “leaky,” which caused my body to react to those foods and so many more. At last, something that made sense!

In my book, I present my 4-week meal plan to help you get on the right track for gut health, which can improve your overall health. Here are a couple of recipes from my book. There is no better time to heal your gut and your life than today.

is a wellness expert specializing in food allergies/intolerances, digestive health, and women’s issues. She is a Certified Health Coach (CHC) from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and has made it her life’s mission to spread her mantra, “When gravel roads are all you’ve ever known, you learn to find beauty in the dust.”

Photography copyright © 2019 by Andrew Purcell, food styling by Carrie Purcell.

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